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CBS
Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
to discuss the military operations in libya. >> we've already learned a u.s. delegation will head to benghazi to meet with rebel leaders. the announcement came hours after president obama took his case to the american people. >> we have more on what the president said and reaction to it. >> we have intervened to stop a massacre. >> reporter: facing mounting criticism over the u.s. role in libya, president obama explained america's mission monday night. >> when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. >> the president said he wants moammar gadhafi out of power but he emphasized the u.n.- authorized mission is about enforcing a no-fly zone, not removing gadhafi by force. >> there is no question that libya and the world would be better off with gadhafi out of power. i, along with many other world leaders, have embraced that goal. and will actively pursue it through nonmilitary means. >> lawmakers fired back urging a tougher stance against gadhafi. >> if we tell gadhafi don't worry, you're not going to be removed by force, i think that that's very intajing to gadha
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> joel brown has more on the handover and the effort to stop gadhafi. >> the u.s. starts handing over control of the military operation in libya to nato today. in the past two days, the u.s. stepped up its assault on the country launching 22 cruise missiles at weapon storage sites around tripoli. >> gadhafi knows exactly what he needs to do to stop the constant bombardment he's under. >> representatives from more than 40 countries attending a summit in london led by secretary of state hillary clinton agree there's only one solution that libyan leader moammar gat gadhafi step down. >> he has lost the legitimacy to lead. we believe he must go. we're working with the international community to try to achieve that outcome. >> president obama is trying to decide whether the u.s. should provide weapons to the rebel forces, a tough choice given the testimony of nato's top commander to congress about who the rebels are. >> we have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al- qaeda, hezbollah. >> the president says the elements are just a small fraction of the opposition forces. >> most
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
the u.s. involvement in the kosovo conflict more than a decade ago. he's lived in the u.s. for 27 years. he pleaded guilty to visa fraud not to terrorism charges. >> later this morning, city crews are expected to level an abandoned home which collapsed in southeast. the home, 28th street southeast near naylor road, it was in such bad shape it simply just caved in. firefighters comb through the rubble with search dogs and some infrared cameras looking for anyone who may have been trapped. luckily, no one was there. >> we should learn the identities of two drunk drivers involved in two crashes. one of those was deadly. police say modrano was walking his moped on the key bridge when he was struck and killed sunday night. police caught his alleged killer in maryland. he has since been charged with dui. now, an officer work the crash scene was hit by a second vehicle. he's ok and is expected to survive. the unidentified driver in that crash also charged with dui. >>> this morning, a commuter alert and a freeway to move across maryland. two new express routes begin today using the intercount
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
brown reports, that doesn't mean there isn't u.s. involvement on the ground. >> cia operatives are reportedly on the ground in libya. the intelligence agency sent in small teams earlier this month. some helped rescue an american crew member after this f-15 fighter jet crashed. what the cia is doing now isn't exactly clear. besides gathering information on rebel forces, "the new york times" reports they're helping direct air strikes. so far, no decision has been made on whether to arm the opposition but the u.s., france and britain are all considering it. >> it may not have to be the united states. there's good reason to think that some european special forces could do comparably well. >> rebel troops lost more ground wednesday after forces loyal to leader moammar gadhafi successfully recaptured a key oil city. despite gadhafi's military advances, his foreign minister reportedly defected to london and resigned. the first major blow to the regime's inner circle. today, both the house and the senate will hold another set of hearings about libya. yesterday, lawmakers got the chance
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 6:00am EST
poll and it finds 58% of likely u.s. voters would rather have a partial shutdown than have government spending stay at last year's levels while 33% would want congress to avoid a shutdown by keeping spending the same. but under 50% of those polled believe a shutdown would be bad for the economy and just 25% think it would be good economically. a mixed bag here depending on if you are touched directly by a government shutdown if that were to occur. mike? >> thank you surae, live on the hill. the continuing resolution will pass, but the district is preparing for a shutdown. mayor gray wants city leaders to decide which government functions should continue if that happens. while business leaders are worries about tourism. >> if they delay this two weeks and then shuts down, that's worse, it's tourist season. it's cherry blossom season. >> the board of trade is going to start a campaign to remind tourists the monument and memorials will be there still for photos at least in the event of a shutdown. >>> on 6:05, the latest on the unrest in libya and new developments from north africa overn
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
, president obama made america's mission clear. >> it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. and we've got a wide range of tools in addition to our military efforts to support that policy. we were very rapid in initiating unilateral sanctions and then helping to mobilize international sanctions. against the gadhafi regime. >> this morning, china is calling for an immediate cease- fire in libya. it wants multinational peace talks instead. china abstained from a vote in the united nations last week. >>> also today, police in montgomery county are hoping to find a killer. >> they want to find whoever gunned down a 41-year-old man monday as he was walking home. >> he was killed in olney along north high street near georgia avenue south of 108. kristin fisher is live there with an update on the investigation. kristin? >> reporter: good morning, mike. good morning, andrea. you know, this could be the second homicide in olney in less than a week. and this is you know, a very relatively quiet town. so, that certainly has the people that live here on edge. i want you to take a look at the video fro
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 6:00am EST
said the attack on u.s. airmen at the frankfurt airport is the result of an islamic extremist. a 21-year-old muslim from kosovo is in custody. it's one of the stories making news now. that man opened fire yesterday at the airport in frankfurt. two other airmen were hurt. president obama called it quote an outrageous act. it's the first attack on american forces in germany in a barter century. >>> ohio is the new wisconsin. republicans in the ohio state senate approved a measure restricting collective bargaining rights of 350,000 public employees. it now goes to the state house. >>> the music of youtube woke up the crew of discovery about an hour ago. today is the day of r&r for the astronauts after a conversation today with president obama. nice. >>> thank you andrea. so have you ever wanted to help out a charity and donate your computer so you can do that? well, chances are you've just handed it over without a second thought. 9news now reporter andrea mccarren purchased four computers at a montgomery county thrift shop recently and three of the four of the computers stored easily a
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 6:00am EST
is beginning a two-day visit to afghanistan. he's meeting with u.s. troops there. >> that's one of the stories making news now at 6:13 this morning. gates is meeting with allied commanders. this is video of him here in washington last week. the pentagon says gates wants to get a firsthand feel for the changes made on the ground since last december. >>> parts of new zealand hit by last month's earthquake will be abandoned. the prime minister says there's too much damage in some areas of christchurch. 10,000 homes will also be demolished. >>> the space shuttle "discovery." her 30-year mission to seek out new science, to build new outposts. >> that's pretty cool. a custom wakeup call from william shatner aboard the space shuttle "discovery." in about 45 minutes, "discovery" will unhook from the space station. it is due back here on earth on wednesday. >>> very cool. when you go on a job interview, the saying goes dress for the job you want, not the job you have. >> but there are a lot of people in the region who do not have proper attire for that job interview. that's where one local group chips
CBS
Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
her cancer the first time. now, she's the first woman in the u.s. to be screened using the new technology. >> what it means is now we have the ability not to just look at the breast but to look through and around structures. we weren't able to see before. >> doctors say the new machine will help them find more cancers that decrease the number of women who need additional screening when the results are unclear. still, breast health advocates have concerns about the new screening tests. >> they haven't been shown to find more breast cancer, find breast cancer earlier or most importantly, save lives. they do, however, double the rate of radiation that a woman is exposed to. >> nearly 40 million mammograms are performed each year in the united states. doctors say screening is so vital because there is a 98% survival rate when breast cancer detected early. >> early diagnosis changes the outcomes for most patients. it did for me. >> every year, breast cancer claims the lives of 40,000 women. the american cancer society recommends that women be screened annually after 40. alison harme
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
of unspecified japanese parts. on the upside, most japanese cars sold in the u.s. are made in north america. experts say price hikes for cars will likely begin later this week and will continue through april. >>> if you have an android phone and hate distracted driving, this could be the app for you. sprint will charge about $2 a month to lock out most users of smart phones while driving. essentially, it kills the temptation to pick up calls since they'll go directly to voice mail. it blocks texts. a web portal will allow employers or parents what to block out on phones being used by workers or teens. >> interesting concept. >> interesting to see if it cuts down on it though. >> we'll have to see if anybody uses it. >> thanks, jess. >> well, wusa is proud to be the home of the 2011 suntrust national marathon. join the 9news now team this saturday. our live coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. on air and on wusa9.com. >> you need to get ready, right? friday, come on down. everybody is invited to attend the health and fitness expo. runners, nonrunners alike, sample products and learn more about nutri
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
on this day in 1821. >>> he was the u.s. commerce secretary who died in a plane crash 15 years ago. the renaming ceremony starts at 10:00 this morning. >>> pedro martinez will be honored at the portrait gallery. a painting of him will be hung in the collection. it's a gift from a hall of fame writer. >>> a big sigh of relief this morning. >> the two were found about two hours ago and the man is a custody. >> surae chinn has been following the story all morning long. >> reporter: we just talked with the family and they're so relieved knowing the children are safe and sound. they will soon be reunited here at this home where then taken last night. here's some video from overnight. scary, scary night. not much slope as police say the father took his two small children at gunpoint from this home at 15th street northeast. but something interesting the family just told us that we didn't hear from police is that the mother was also taken at gunpoint. this happened around 9:30 last night an amber alert issued immediately for the two children and the call for a lookout for 22-year-old rober
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 6:00am EST
million to find it and they will not do it. >>> one of the two u.s. airmen killed in germany was from virginia. zach cuddeback was a student at old doe min john. he was one of two americans kill wednesday by a radical muslim from kosovo. it appears the man acted alone. >>> a montgomery county conservation group is calling on pepco to replace all of the trees it's cutting down. one critic calls it tree slaughter. a stretch of river road in bethesda is an example they're citing. the spokesperson for the utilities declined to comment on camera on this, however, they did issue a statement saying pepco is sensitive to the concerns of customers and will address the individual concerns within a legislative process. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley is making a fresh push for wind power. for the next 20 years, but appoints say the cost of wind power is higher than can be bought from other utilities. governor o'malley agrees but he says the slight difference will be offset by the environmental benefits. the plan calls for windmills to be built off ocean city. the maryland senate will con
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
gates said the u.s. could hand over control of the libya operation as early as saturday. >>> sailors based in norfolk, virginia, are on their way to libya right now to assist in the effort there. yesterday, the three ships in the amphibious ready group left the naval station for deployment. it is still unclear what they'll do when they arrive in the mediterranean. military officials say the troops are prepared for anything. >> right now, we're a flexible option. we have a host of military options that are available to the commanders. >> the mission is open ended meaning the troops don't know when they'll be able to come home. >>> at 6:07, it is tax tip thursday, just about three weeks left to file. >> jessica is here with ways to tell us that your smart phone can actually help you with your taxes. >> that's right. >> most of deuce have a personal assistant. we would like to have one but your smart phone is your next best option. it is getting helpful for organizing and preparing your taxes. here are a couple of apps to consider. avoid the overstuffed receipt drawer by storing receipt
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